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Frequently Asked Questions...

...about simulation at Samuel Merritt University


Question: How can I contact you?

Answer: Please visit our contact page.


Question: How may I contact individuals on the HSSC staff and faculty?

Answer: We are always happy to hear from you. You will find us all on the Faculty and Staff" page under "Contact HSSC."


Question: Who may use the Health Sciences Simulation Center?

Answer: The Center is available to faculty, students and qualified members of the community. Learn more here.


Question: Do all academic programs at SMU include simulation?

Answer: Yes, simulation activities are integrated into all our curricula. More . . .


Question: May the public visit the HSSC?

Answer: Yes, we welcome visitors. The staff provides frequent tours. Please contact Jeanette Wong for information and scheduling.


Question: I am not part of SMU. May I still use the HSSC for educational purposes?

Answer: The HSSC partners with local hospitals and schools to make available the simulation experience to as many health professionals and students as possible. Please contact Jeanette Wong for information, scheduling and fees. More . . .


Question: What is the University's relationship with Sutter Health Network?

Answer: SMU is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, one of some 30 affiliates in the Sutter Health network of not-for-profit healthcare and related institutions.


Question: Why has SMU made such a major commitment to simulation?

Answer: Because we contribute a significant number of graduates to the health profession, we are committed to reducing human error and improving patient care in all clinical settings. Simulation-based education is a powerful tool that educators employ to achieve these goals.